Abraham Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation. Think, Ink, Link. you will be given a few questions first you must think about the answer in your head then once you have done that, you must write down your best, most succinct answer to each prompt
Abraham Lincoln The Emancipation Proclamation
Think, Ink, Link • you will be given a few questions • first you must think about the answer in your head • then once you have done that, you must write down your best, most succinct answer to each prompt • then you will share out and link your ideas with your classmates
Brief Review • 1) List some causes of the Civil War. • 2) Which side would you say had an advantage in the Civil War, the North or the South? • 3) What did the South aim to do in the Civil War? What was the North’s goal? • 4) Name one strategy used by the North and one used by the South. • 5) What would you have done if you were President when Southern states seceded? Why?
Academic Language • ‘college words’ of the day • benefit • respond • policy
Yes, No, Why? • Abraham Lincoln ran for President campaigning on an anti-slavery platform. • I agree with this statement because_________ • I disagree with this statement because__________ • Use at least one college word (but use more than one for style points)
Partner Debate • Share your answers with a partner! • If your partner has a different answer than you, listen to his or her rationaleand try to convince him or her of your position respectfully • If your partner has the same answer as you, work together to come up with an argument for the opposing point of view
Possible Sentence Starters • I (dis)agree with your response because _______ • In response to your question, ________ • I would like to respond by saying _________ • I know that Lincoln’s policy was to _______ • I agree that it would benefit Lincoln to ________ • You made an excellent point when you _________
Tough Decisions • Think back to the tough decision that you wrote about on Monday… • Speak to a partner about the decision that you made
Emancipation Proclamation • Emancipate • to free from bondage • Proclaim • to announce publically or officially • What can you predict the term to mean based on these definitions? (RNG)
Did Lincoln Have the Power to Free Slaves? • Look up Article II (President and the military?) • Constitution establishes the President as Commander in Chief of the armed forces • What is martial law? (Discuss with a partner) • Martial law is military rule during a state of emergency.
Results • Gave Union troops ability to enlist black soldiers • this gave the Union a valuable influx of soldiers • Gave government power to reject the Fugitive Slave Act • escaped slaves were granted freedom • Turned the war into a fight over slavery • discouraged foreign countries from entering the conflict Which one of these results do you think was most important?
Who did it apply to? • Lincoln declared the Proclamation due to his power to rule in an emergency. • Predict which states were named and included in the Emancipation Proclamation. Predict which states were not. (Partners)
Strengths and Limitations • it turned the war into a fight about slavery • strength • it discouraged foreign countries from aiding the South • strength • it did not free slaves in states loyal to the union • limitation • it did not hold any legal weight outside the context of war • limitation
Exit Ticket • 1) Why did Lincoln wait until 1863 to declare the Emancipation Proclamation? • 2) Use the college word, policy, in a sentence. • 3) Did Lincoln have the power to declare the Emancipation Proclamation • 4) Did the Emancipation Proclamation hurt the South’s chances of foreign involvement in the war? Why or why not?